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28Feb

Creating impact through partnership

In South East Asia, 65.8 million people don’t have food security, and 25.8 percent of children under five years are being stunted because of malnutrition and widening income inequalities. These were just some of the … Continue reading “Creating impact through partnership”

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12Feb

Spreading knowledge on fire prevention with my jungle friends

When massive forest fires swept Indonesia in 2015, I remember being assigned to a forest fire prevention programme. My main job was to design and run a campaign in communities that would educate them about … Continue reading “Spreading knowledge on fire prevention with my jungle friends”

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10Feb

How it works: Third party supplier site visits

Understanding our suppliers is a vital starting point in getting them to adopt better, more sustainable practices in their own businesses. An effective way to learn about them is through supplier site visits. These site … Continue reading “How it works: Third party supplier site visits”

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24Jan

Will the Year of the Rat be good for palm oil?

We may already be one month into 2020, but come end January across the world, over a billion Chinese will be celebrating the Lunar New Year – the Year of the Rat. For the uninitiated, … Continue reading “Will the Year of the Rat be good for palm oil?”

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9Jan

Palm oil and biodiesel in Europe – where are we now?

There is so much in the news about European countries and palm oil producing countries at loggerheads. Is the EU really banning palm oil? This point is often misunderstood. There is no ban of palm … Continue reading “Palm oil and biodiesel in Europe – where are we now?”

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18Dec

Palm oil trends for 2020

When the clock strikes twelve on 31 December this year, it will not only signify a new year, but a new decade. With extreme weather occurrences on the rise and published data highlighting the urgent … Continue reading “Palm oil trends for 2020”

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9Dec

Reflecting on 2019 – valuing progress over perfection in sustainable palm production

Looking back at 2019, what do you see? I see a year of progress. Will we hit 100 percent deforestation free supply chain targets in palm oil? No. Have we made significant progress in transitioning … Continue reading “Reflecting on 2019 – valuing progress over perfection in sustainable palm production”

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30Oct

Fostering the spirit of love for others with Tzu Chi Sinar Mas

Sinar Mas Agribusiness and Food has been working with humanitarian aid organisation Tzu Chi in Indonesia for over two decades, to care for and help those in need. To increase volunteerism within the company, Chairman … Continue reading “Fostering the spirit of love for others with Tzu Chi Sinar Mas”

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30Oct

Supporting villages to protect forests

As a responsible producer, GAR wants to ensure that forests and neighbouring villages are well taken care of wherever we operate. This can be tricky sometimes when the villages rely on clearing areas of the … Continue reading “Supporting villages to protect forests”

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